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Don't expect this series of lectures to be entirely about the mechanics of mindfulness meditation. Once the basic practice is described, Professor Muesse spends a great deal of time on Buddhist philosophy and the reasons why conscious examination of our mind's wanderings is beneficial. Very little of this work is guided meditation; however, the guided mediations and instructions provided are consistent with what I have found in other authoritative works.
Because we are creatures of habit, i.e. our brains actually adapt to make it easier to repeat common patterns of thought, breaking the habit of allowing our minds to wander uncontrolled, can help us prevent unproductive patterns of thought from becoming habit.
Both mindfulness mediation and Dr. Muesse's introduction to it are highly recommended by this reviewer.
When I was very young, I experimented with OOBE's quite a bit after finding a book about it in the library. I was fascinated with the idea of leaving my body and being able to go anywhere I wanted. When I was asked to give my honest opinion of this audible book in exchange for a copy, the fascination was back full force!
This book goes into much more detail than the book I found 40 years ago. The techniques for achieving OOBE's is very detailed by author Dr. Jill. You sure can tell she has many years of first-hand experience with the subject. Yet I found the material very easy to follow along without too much psychological terminology.
I really enjoyed listening to this material rather than reading it. The narrator Arika Rapson has a very pleasant and soothing voice that was perfectly suited to this book. I also liked that I was able to pause the audio and experiment with the different techniques given to find the ones that seemed most natural for me. Overall I think this is a great audio-book on the subject as well as a great experience listening to the material.